Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2023

 

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Cloudy Bay
Sauvignon Blanc 2023
  • Vintage : 2023
  • Country : New Zealand
  • Region : Marlborough
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Medium Bodied Aromatic Dry
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Widely regarded as the quintessential expression of the acclaimed Marlborough wine region, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc is an international benchmark wine noted for its vibrant aromatics, layers of pure fruit flavours and fine structure.

Experts Score Vintage
WS Wine Spectator 92 2022
JS James Suckling 91 2022
BC Bob Campbell MW 95 2020
DCT Decanter 92 2020
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 91 2020
WE Wine Enthusiast 90 2019
RP Robert Parker 92 2018
W&S Wines & Spirits 90 2016
JR Jancis Robinson 16.5 2016
More information on wine critics and ratings

Wine Spectator (WS) : 92 Points (2022)
Stands out for its intensity, with ruby grapefruit, yuzu and lemon essential oil details, plus notes of fresh-clipped, aromatic herbs centered around lemon thyme on a sleek, juicy frame. Long, expressive finish.

James Suckling (JS) : 91 Points (2022)
Lime peel, sliced green pears, hints of asparagus and lemons. It's bright and crisp with a medium body. Refreshing, showing restraint and focus. Drink now.

Bob Campbell MW (BC) : 95 Points (2020)
Intense and quite weighty Sauvignon Blanc with passionfruit, lime zest, gooseberry, red and green capsicum and subtle oyster-shell flavours, supported by deliciously tangy acidity that drives a lengthy finish. (9/2020)

Decanter (DCT) : 92 Points (2020)
It would be easy for Cloudy Bay to rest on its laurels, such is its renown, but you can't argue with the quality (even if you might at the price). The sweet, juicy pink grapefruit, guava and passion fruit notes are elegant, not in your face, and balanced well by brisk acidity. Delicious!

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 91 Points (2020)
Delightfully textured and smooth with balanced yet mouthwatering acidity, this wine veers into the green hedgerow spectrum of Sauvignon; think nettles and elderflowers rather than flamboyant tropical fruits. That said, there's a subtle flavor of passion fruit running through this wine. Midweight with some decent concentration, it offers nice grip on the medium-plus-length finish. Don't chill the hell out of this or you'll miss the best bits. I've given a drinking window of 2020–2025 but having tasted a delightful 14-year-old Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc that tastes like a mature Sémillon, I can say that you’re not in any danger if you leave it longer. Drinking window: 2020 - 2024

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 90 Points (2019)
This vintage of Marlborough’s most famous label is a balanced, refreshing drop. Bright aromas of grapefruit, peaches n’ cream, lemongrass and tomato leaf lead to a palate that crunches with acidity while also being slippery and juicy-fruited. A summer sipper with or without food.

Robert Parker (RP) : 92 Points (2018)
In another tricky vintage, the team at Cloudy Bay has turned out one of their best recent efforts. The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc boasts notes of gooseberries and pineapple up front, and shows lovely harmony and roundness on the palate. It's medium-bodied and easy to drink, with hints of nectarine and pink grapefruit joining in on the creamy-textured palate and long, silky finish.

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 90 Points (2016)
Showing some restraint in its passion-fruit scents, grapefruit flavors and gentle acidity, this is the style that originally set the bar for Marlborough sauvignon blanc. Tart, clean and firm, it’s a wine that will please a lot of white-wine drinkers.

Jancis Robinson (JR) : 16.5 Points (2016)
Tasted Nov 2016 - Grapefruit, citrus and tastes bone dry. A bit lean overall. Not sure it is worth the premium though it is more persistent than some. (JH)

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Cloudy Bay Te Koko 2019
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Cloudy Bay
Te Koko 2019
WS
93
JS
95
VN
93
Cloudy Bay Te Koko is an individual expression of the sauvignon blanc grape, a complex and savoury wine that is both deliciously aromatic and richly textured. Released as a mature wine, it is a full-bodied, alternative style of sauvignon blanc from Cloudy Bay. 
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Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2020
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Cloudy Bay
Chardonnay 2020
WS
90
JS
92
RP
91
Cloudy Bay Chardonnay is an intriguing, textural wine with pure fruit flavours of citrus and stone fruit enhanced by a savoury nuttiness and subtle new oak.
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Cloudy Bay Te Wahi 2018
Cloudy Bay
Te Wahi 2018
WS
93
RP
92
JS
93
Cloudy Bay’s evocative distillation of the most extreme southerly and continental Pinot Noir terroir of Central Otago.
90,00 €
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Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2023 Reviewed by Wine Spectator 03-11-2023 . Score: 4.5